Chattanooga Facial Plastic Surgeon
6151 Shallowford Rd., Ste 101
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 US

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39 Year Old with Saggy Neck, Poor Genes - Chattanooga, TN

For 15 + years I've said I would have a facelift before I'm 40. I've always had double chin and with weight loss and gain, history of sun exposure and cigarettes, I knew my time was near. I've researched and spoken with several who have used Dr. Shire. I had my consult in February and contemplated for a few weeks. In March, after speaking with a few more personal acquaintances that he has...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Pucker Up! - Chattanooga, TN

Love the results! Dr Shire did a fantastic job of enhancing my lips, but keeping it real! He has also performed other services and is equally as proficient in every area of his practice. He takes the time to explain everything in detail from pre-service to post-service care. The staff was also very pleasant and helpful.

5 out of 5 stars Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel and Lip Injection

I have received two chemical peels from Dr. Shire and my face looks great. I also received a dermal filler in my lips and they look wonderful and natural! I will be getting this again. Dr. Shire and his staff explain every procedure and are very friendly. I really enjoy going to the office I feel comfortable and welcome..

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

64 Years Old Female Who Was Very Hesitate to Have Done - Chattanooga, TN

Probably would never have had a facelift even though I wanted one if it wasn't for Dr. Shire. After a couple of consultations and talking with a couple of people who had used him, I felt very comfortable that if I was going to have he was the right person. I am three weeks out and doing very well. Have had no pain - taken no aspirin or pain pills. Had very little swelling and bruising. ...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

50 Yr Old Woman in Need of Face-lift After 100+lb Weight Loss - Chattanooga, TN

After years of struggling with my weight, I finally lost 100 plus pounds. At the age of 50, I found I looked much older. After a few years of research of Dr's Nationwide, I chose Dr James Shire for my face and neck lift. One of the deciding factors after reviewing many photos in his office of previous patients, was the natural results. I was concerned with having a fake overdone look. Dr...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

59 Year Old Female - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire has done Botox on me several times. I have Botox done to relax lines on my forehead a line between my brows on around the eyes. Dr. Shire is always very precise when he is doing my botox and I look amazing when it takes full effect which is usually in several days after the treatment. My botox last for about 6 months and I also use the products that Dr. Shire recommends that I use...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

The Eyes Have It - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire was very thorough in explaining everything, answering my numerous questions without patronizing me or making me feel stupid. The amount of time he spent with me and the fact that he or his staff did not pressure me into anything extra that I wasn't there for, helped put me at ease. I live in Florida and heard about Dr. Shire. After checking him out and consulting with several...

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

44 Year Old Mother of 2 with Tattoo Regret - Chattanooga, TN

I had 2 tattoos removed by Dr. Shire. The one on my ankle was treated over 10 times, with the last treatment in 2000. Significant scarring started occurring as time went on, so I decided to live with it. We have retreated that area twice and the scarring has flattened and I'm even starting to get some color back in that area. The second tattoo was on my hip and it can be seen in a bikini and...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Worth Every Penny! - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire and his staff are the best! I couldn't be more pleased with the results! This was my first time getting Botox and I'm so glad I chose Dr. Shire because I have heard horror stories from friends but my first time was entirely too easy from my first phone call to the day I actually for the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

61year Old Female-first Cosmetic Procedure - Chattanooga, TN

I chose Dr Shire after soliciting recommendations from many acquaintances. When I first went to Dr Shire I had no knowledge of available procedures. He did an excellent job of explaining options to me. Although there was a 2-3 week recovery time, I was surprised that there was almost no discomfort after surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

Voted Best Plastic Surgeon, 7 years
RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Fine Arts and Microbiology, Ohio State University
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Ohio
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Residency: Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans

Treatments offered at Shire Facial Plastic Surgery

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Will Electric Stimulation Machines Help Firm Facial Muscles?

The idea of micro-current and electrical stimulation to the facial muscles to "firm up" or tighten the face does not work. It is a scam to call it a... READ MORE

Is my nose bifid, bulbous or both? Could just tip rhinoplasty fix it? How much would that cost in Nashville? (Photo)

You do have a wide, boxy nasal tip that can be corrected. The most important first step is to consult with an expert in rhinoplasty. This is a doctor... READ MORE

What Tattoo Ink Colors Are Easiest to Remove?

Using the PicoSure laser Black, Blues, and Greens clear the quickest, easiest, and most completely. The results also depend on the volume of ink used,... READ MORE

Would a chin implant improve my side profile? (photo)

To give you a better answer I would need to have either better photos  and /or an examination. However from the photo you posted you do appear to ... READ MORE

Am I an ideal candidate for a chin implant? (photos)

I agree with your surgeon that you would benefit greatly from a chin implant. The import thing is the implant needs to extend to the prejowl area... READ MORE

Female, 20s with double chin (not overweight). What options would fix my issue? (Photo)

Your issue is a very common one, and it is not a weight issue, but genetic.  From the photos you you are an excellent candidate for a sub-mental ... READ MORE

Age 64. Have lost approx 60 lbs since 2012. Lots of loose skin with vertical lines under chin. (photos)

Congratulations on losing the weight! The lower half of the face, from the check bone down and including the neck is actually all connected. A great... READ MORE

Will a TCA peel help fade my tattoo? (photos)

No! A TCA peel will have no effect on a tattoo. The ink is not on the surface but through all layers of the dermis to possible sub-dermis. READ MORE

Would chin fillers help or is my chin so far back that I need an implant? Please help xx (Photo)

I agree that you would greatly benefit from a chin augmentation, it would balance your face. If you are scheduled for a rhinoplasty, it is very easy... READ MORE

What to expect from a chin augment consultation (photos)

Thank you for your question. Your photos do not adequately reveal the information needed to give you a reasonable answer. However,you should consult... READ MORE

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Facelift: Why the Incision Technique Matters

Live from AAFPRS 2016, Dr. James Shire discusses the importance of taking a doctor's incision technique into account when desiring a natural-appearing result from your facelift procedure. WATCH VIDEO

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